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New Warning for Common Antibiotics
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a class-wide warning for a group of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract and respiratory infections.
Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
Opioids and Infection Risk
Opioid use may increase your risk of infectious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study.
How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain
As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that.
On World AIDS Day, CDC Urges HIV Prevention Pill
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. And this year's theme is "The Time to Act Is Now."
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
Smoking: A Habit to Kick for Life
If you need another reason to quit smoking, keep reading. New evidence supports past findings that smokers face a raised risk for many health problems.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
The Health Risks of Kissing
Cupid’s arrow may have you puckering up this Valentine’s Day, but you could get more than just butterflies when you smooch your sweetie. According to past research, 80 million germs can be transferred in one 10-second kiss. So before you pucker up, make sure your kissing partner isn’t putting your health at risk.